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#391885 - 06/30/04 11:07 PM 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Voting Guidelines  
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2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Member Judging Sign Up Process and Guidelines

This is a long post. It is VERY important you read ALL of it. Thanks!

In the next few weeks we will announce all the nominees for our 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards. Each year we use a diverse collection of people and viewpoints to judge the nominees and pick the final winners. These groups include the following:

Music Industry Professionals (Producers, Publishers, A&R Reps, Engineers, Managers, Music Attorneys, Music Media/Writers, etc.), Educators, Artists and Songwriters (from the JPF Membership), Non Musician Music Fans in each Genre and Just Plain Folks Mentors and Chapter Staff.

We expect to have well over 1000 judges in this years final voting.

The judging criteria is based on one simple but powerful question: Does it move you?

Everyone who listens to music has their own idea of what makes a song great. For some it is the lyric and message, for others the melody and arrangement and others depend on the performance and production of the song to move them. Some want songs that mimic what's on the radio, others just the opposite. A song can move us with it it's upbeat tempo or it's heartstrings pulling story. Whether you look for humor, anger, sentiment, irony, excitement, depression or something else completely, it's what moves you personally and is no more or less valid than any other honest approach. Sometimes it's just your own intangible gut feeling.

Because of this, we work to make sure we have a diverse collection of view points within the judging so that each approach is represented, and then let everyone judge solely on their personal feelings and criteria without trying to force a format or guideline. We've used this approach since 1998 and noticed that now even the Grammy's are adopting our terminology (as stated on their show last year). It's an honest way to recognize great music. And that's our entire goal.

This is where you come in. If you'd like to participate in judging the song categories, we'd love to have your help. Here are the guidelines, requirements and sign up instructions:
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To be eligible:

1. You must be a current JPF member (as of June 30th, 2004).
2. You must supply us with the information requested in the format needed.
3. You can be an entrant into the awards but you can only vote on categories you haven't been nominated in.
4. You have to be able to judge at least 2 genres of music which we assign.
5. You must be able to complete your judging and send us your votes by the posted deadline for your genre. (These will be sent to each judge individually)
6. You must agree to disqualify yourself from judging any category which you are directly or indirectly nominated in or have a bias, good or bad, towards any of the nominees. Examples of this would be: A business partner, A family member, A current or former collaborator or band member, someone with a professional business relationship with a nominee (i.e. manager, publisher, producer etc.). If you have any concerns or questions about this requirement, please contact us to discuss.
7. You must only vote 1 time per category (in case you are signed up more than once as a JPF member, you can't vote more than once).
8. You agree not to divulge which genres you voted on in the awards. You can tell people you're a judge, but NOT what genres you voted on. We do this to protect everyone involved from harassment or hard feelings or from potential corruption of the process.
9. Certain Genres require special qualifications. (Such as language). You must meet those qualifications to vote in those genres.

Note: These guidelines are subject to change if needed at our discretion. Any examples of fraud or judge misconduct will disqualify your votes and could disqualify the nominee if they are involved.

If you are still interested in participating in the voting, please continue:
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What we need from you:

Confirmation that you read and understand the Eligibility Requirements Posted

Full Name
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Email Address
# of Genres You Can Judge (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Genres You Are Most Interested In: (we will try to give you genres you are interested in, please list at least 5)

Genres You Are Least Interested In: (you will NOT receive any of these genres to judge).

Send your Information ONLY to: votes@jpfolks.com Be sure to CC your own email address on this request. Spam Filters are bad about deleting emails these days, so we want you to have a record of your request in case we need it.

Example of Judging Request Submission:
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Please Place "I Want To Be A Judge" In your email's subject field.

Yes, I read, understand and meet the eligibility requirements.

Joe Smith
1234 N. Main Ave, Springfield, IN 46219 USA
317-555-555-5555
joe@joesmith.com
I can judge 4 Genres

Genres Most Interested In (From List Available):

Rock
Pop
Rap
Instrumental
Roots

Genres Not Interested In (From List Available):

Vocal Jazz
Country
Metal
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Send this information to votes@jpfolks.com and be sure to CC yourself (this is very important, please follow the directions!).
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What happens next?

We will compile all the judging requests and assign genres to each judge. We will email you to let you know what we are sending and assign you with a specific deadline for when the votes are due back. We will give you at least 2 weeks to complete your judging.

Once assigned, we will mail the voting discs to each judge. Please be sure to email us to let us know you received your package and have no questions on the process.
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How do you send your votes back?

How it works:

We place all the nominated songs in each genre on 1 Audio CD. We send this CD, along with a sheet for you to take notes on while screening the songs and an instruction sheet on how to vote to each judge. Your job is to simply listen to the songs and choose your top 5 favorites, in order. You will then send us an email with the 5 picks, in order. We ask you to list them in this format:

(This is a completely fictitious example)
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Judge Name: Joe Smith
Judge Email Address: joe@joesmith.com
Judge Phone Number: 317-555-1212

Genre: Rock

Top Five Choices:

Top 5 Ranking, Song Title, Voting CD Track Number

1. Old Time Rock and Roll, 12
2. Bennie and the Jets, 3
3. You Can't Always Get What You Want, 20
4. Walk This Way, 17
5. We Will Rock You, 18
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This is a simple example. We will supply all actual judges with a printed voting sheet which shows an example of how to do it as well as the guidelines to use when voting.
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What are the genres we have to choose from:

This year's song awards genres include:

African, Alternative, Americana, Blues, Cabaret, Cajun, Celtic, Celtic Instrumental, Children's, College Rock, Contemporary, Contemporary Christian, Country, Cover, Dance, Electronica, Ethnic, Experimental, Female Singer Songwriter, Gospel, Hard Rock, Holiday, Industrial, Instrumental, Inst. Jazz, Inst. Rock, Jewish, Latin, Male Singer Songwriter, Metal, Modern Rock, New Age/World, New Folk, Novelty, Pop, Punk, R&B/Funk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Solo Guitar, Solo Piano, Spoken Word, Techno, Traditional Folk, Vocal Jazz, as well as the Lyric category which requires you to read the nominees on our website.

(Note, you may notice some genres are missing from the overall list. That is because they are Album only genres. Songs from them (such as Bluegrass) have been included within the genres above).

After reading that post, if you still have questions on the process, post them on this message board or email me personally at jpfolkspro@aol.com and place "Judging Question" in the subject field.

Thanks in advance to those participating! Check in here for additional information, changes and updates!

[This message has been edited by Brian Austin Whitney (edited 07-29-2004).]


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#391886 - 07/03/04 12:04 AM Re: 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Voting Guidelines  
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Hi Folks,

We are half way to our goal of 200 JPF Members participating in the final Music Awards voting. Some genres are nearly full so if you want to vote on your choice, you need to get your request in ASAP. If you're waiting to see who is nominated, don't worry, we won't assign you a genre that you are going to be nominated in.

Thanks to the 100 of you who have already signed up. Also, if you have contacts at venues (i.e. booking agents, talent buyers etc..) who might like to participate, we'd like to get more of those folks involved in the Industry Judge category.

Thanks,

Brian


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#391887 - 07/07/04 08:22 AM Re: 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Voting Guidelines  
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Hi Folks,
Here's a JPF Definition for what type of music is included in each of our awards genres. We make no claims that others agree with our definitions, but we do know these descritions fit the collection of songs we've chosen to nominate this year. Please read it as it may explain some things that may seem odd once we announce the nominees:
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Genre Key

African: This includes music from African artists in all styles. Vocals are in various African languages, but the styles are pop, rock, rap etc. as well as traditional.

Alternative: This includes many edgy pop songs where the lyric is aggressive but the music may still have a pop edge to it. There are also some traditional alternative rock tracks included.

Americana: This is a bit of a mix between Rock, Country, Blues, Bluegrass and Folk.

Blues: This genre leans a bit towards acoustic blues this year versus rock blues, but there is some of that for fans of that style as well.

Cabaret/Theater: This genre is very different in 2004 from the last awards. This year the music is closer to traditional Cabaret story lyrics with both Jazz and Theatrical stylings.

Cajun: This is a new genre this year and includes Cajun music with both English and French vocals.

Celtic Vocal: This leans toward the traditional with a sampling of new celtic.

Celtic Instrumental: This is a new category for us with instrumental tracks leaning most towards traditional.

Children's: There's a lot of diversity here for kids of all ages and tastes.

College Rock: This is defined differently by different people, but for us, we placed to most commercial radio Pop/Rock songs, primarily by full bands in this genre.

Contemporary: This is where the great lite rock and lite pop ballads are.

Contemporary Christian: This is where Christian songs with any contemporary style other than Gospel/Church music is placed. You'll find Pop, R&B, Rap, Contemp, Folk stylings with religious and spiritual lyrics.

Country: This year's country music is fairly mainstream with a mix of pop country and traditional country.

Cover: This is a grab bag of all sorts of interesting covers. There are mostly famous songs covered in interesting ways, as well as a couple obscure covers done very well. All formats of music are included from edgy to folky. We try not to take this category too seriously, and it's really here for cover songs we simply enjoyed and wanted to acknowledge. This award goes to the artist as opposed to the writer.

Dance: This is pretty straightforward pop music with a dance beat. A few hard core dance mixes, but most of it leans pop.

Electronica: This is electro pop for the most part. Vocals (sometimes with effects) and an electronic pop music production behind it.

Ethnic: This is all the music with Ethnic origins not included in the individual genres. This also includes non English lyrics (French, Arabic, Lithuanian etc..) All styles.

Experimental: This is where the most bizarre, unusual and undefinable recordings go. Some are in song format and some are just sounds. Many have vocals or samples but some are instrumental and others simply defy description. You need an open mind to appreciate the musical oddities we've placed here.

Female S/S: This is a category of artists singing their own compositions who would sound great performing alone or with a band. Most songs lean towards lite pop, mainstream rock or folk influences. It's one of those genres that are hard to define, but you know it when you hear it.

Gospel: This is a collection of music you'd likely hear in a church service. Very heavy R&B or Traditional Roots influenced, many with full Gospel Choirs.

Hard Rock: This genre has changed a lot from previous years. Many people might put this edgy rock band music in Modern Rock. It's hard edged, but still has a mainstream radio feel to it. Imagine the heaviest rock songs you'd hear on mainstream radio, and these are it.

Holiday: Though not exclusively "Christmas" songs, these are original winter holiday season songs in all styles. (We didn't have any other holidays make it into the nominations.)

Industrial: This is a maximum edge rock/pop/electronic category. Nine Inch Nails popularized this genre, and some of these songs take off more towards pop and others even more angry and aggressive. If you like aggressive music, you'll love this.

Instrumental: This is where all the instrumental compositions not included in Jazz or Rock are included. No vocals.

Inst. Jazz: Just as the name says. From experimental improv to big band and beyond.

Inst. Rock: Just as the name says. May have some vocal blips here and there but the focus is clearly on the instrumental performances.

Jewish: This is a new genre for us. You'll find both contemporary songs based on the Jewish religion and beliefs as well as some interpretations of Traditional Jewish writings.

Latin: This is a new genre for us (and long overdue!). You'll find contemporary and traditional Latin styles in both English but mostly Spanish language.

Male Singer Songwriter: The Male version of the Female Category.

Metal: This is what people expect Metal to be. Aggressive guitars and aggressive vocals.

Modern Rock: This is the most misunderstood genre because it changes every year. This year, this genre includes Ethereal/Moody Rock songs as well as Quirky/Unusual Rock songs. Most of the tracks here are mainstream commercial radio friendly, but have a mysterious and dark edge around them without much aggression musically.

New Age/World: This is a new genre for us. These are ethereal songs often with lush production and flowing vocals. Some would be at home in New Age and others in World. We combined them because these tracks have a similar vibe.

New Folk. Some call this contemporary folk. It's a melding of lite pop or rock combined with singer songwriter and folk sensibilities. Often the production and lyrical content is more modern than traditional.

Novelty/Comedy: This is where we put all the parody, comedy tracks, or novelty songs you might hear on Dr. Demento. All styles and approaches. Some adult humor so no kids should judge this genre.

Pop: Mainstream radio pop.

Punk: This is a new genre for us. It's pretty straight ahead punk which leans a bit towards pop punk than over the top edgy punk.

R&B: This year we have mix of traditional R&B, Pop R&B, Rock R&B and Rap R&B.

Rap: This is one of the most diverse genres with approaches from the Rock, Pop, R&B, Hard Rock and even Country Folk music influences. We got rap music from 6 continents and from artists making every style of music imaginable. This genre is very light on Gangsta Rap this year as it seems that Rap has moved far more mainstream and is mixed with other mainstream genres more than ever.

Reggae: This is pretty mainstream Reggae music, much of it from outside of the US.

Rock: This is very similar to College Rock but includes songs that didn't quite fit into the other Rock sub-genres. Mainstream rock songs in various styles (Blues Rock, Pop Rock, Country Rock etc..). All these tracks are mainstream radio friendly.

Roots: This is a combination of old timey, bluegrass and Appalachian influenced songs, often with matching production and lyrics.

Solo Guitar: Though not limited only to acoustic, this collection does turn out to be solely acoustic guitar compositions performed on (or featuring) solo guitar. This is a new genre for us.

Solo Piano: This is a collection of piano compositions performed on (or featuring) solo piano. This is a new genre for us.

Spoken Word: These are spoken word performances, some with incidental background music and some without. Much of it is passionately performed touching on many aspects of the human experience and occasionally dabbling in politics and humor. This is similar to what you might find at many Poetry slams.

Techno: This is programmed electronic music primarily without vocals/lyrics (but sometimes using sampled lines). A few tracks are Ambient, but mostly it's uptempo music with a heavy edge.

Traditional Folk: This is primarily folk music featuring vocals and acoustic guitars in a story telling format without a lot of modern production or instrumentation.

Vocal Jazz: All styles of jazz with vocals.

Video: We've added a best video category this year. It's been interesting to say the least! We recognized videos based on how they presented the artist and/or how well they told the story of the song. We found some very creative and effective low budget videos and a few amazing high budget looking videos as well.

Lyric: These include the lyrics that were submitted SOLELY on our JPF Message board and voted on by our own members earlier in 2004. These are the final 21 nominees.
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In addition, we have these Album ONLY categories:

Bluegrass: This is traditional Bluegrass.

Classical: This includes all types of classical music performed by duos or larger

Classical Soloist: This includes classical music performed or featuring a single instrument

Compilation: This recognizes the best Compilation CD's we received in any genre.

Ethnic American: This includes albums in Native American, Surf, South American, Carribean and Hawaiian music genres which were too small to have their own individual categories.

Ethnic Asian: This includes Ethnic styles and Asian Language Albums including Indian, Japanese and Chinese.

Ethnic European: This includes Ethnic styles and Non English European based languages including Iceland, French, Italian, Eastern European, Ukraine etc.

Ethnic Middle Eastern: This was a tough genre to finalize because every map seems to define the Middle East differently. In our case we included music from Armenia, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt and Arabic Language albums.

Jewish/Klezmer: We included Klezmer albums along with Traditional Jewish/Hebrew Lyric albums.

Live: This is a category with all the best Live Albums we got in 2004. A very competitive category this year!

Opera/Classical Vocal: This includes Opera and classical style vocal albums.

Rap/Hip Hop/Funk: This is Rap as defined above, but includes albums that cross over into both Rap and Funk. (Note: Funk Songs were included in the R&B song category) This may seem odd but made the most sense when you listened to the material.

Solo Instrumental (Non Guitar/Piano): This includes all solo instrumental albums that weren't piano or guitar based with solo performers or primarily featured one type of instrument (i.e. percussion, handbells etc.)

Theater/Stage: This includes actual Theatrical albums, performances of songs from Musicals and some avante garde stage performances.

[This message has been edited by Brian Austin Whitney (edited 07-22-2004).]


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#391888 - 07/08/04 01:49 AM Re: 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Voting Guidelines  
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Hi, Brian,

I have a question: The three songs that I entered this year will be on my upcoming full length CD, which will be released in the next few months.

Am I allowed to submit my full length CD for the 2005 JPF Music Awards? My CD will have 9 songs on it, three of which were entered this year before the CD was done...just wondering...
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